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Table of Contents of
Merchant sailing ships, 1850-1875 : heyday of sail

by
David R. MacGregor


© 1984 Naval Institute Press

Reproduced 2001 with permission of the publisher

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1: FREE TRADE 1850-1875                Three-masted schooners                        100
Changing patterns in shipbuilding         9    Three-masted two-topsail schooners            105
The Australian gold-rush                 13    Barquentines                                  105
Repeal of the Navigation Acts            14    Jackass barques or barquettas                 107
Sail versus steam                        16    Ketches, sloops and barges                    108

CHAPTER 2: SQUARE RIGGED SHIPS OF OVER         CHAPTER 5: SQUARE RIGGED SHIPS OF OVER
300 TONS 1850-1860                             300 TONS 1860-1875
Appraisal of cargo carrier design        18    Introduction                                  113
Alexander Stephen & Sons of Dundee and         Jones, Quiggin & Co of Liverpool and the
Glasgow                                  20    Formby                                        113
The iron barque Edmund Preston           23    Shipbuilding in northern Europe               118
Shipbuilding on the Clyde                27    Alexander Stephen & Sons of Glasgow and
Shipbuilders on the Wear and Tyne        29    Dundee                                        125
Deck fittings of the Ravensworth         33    Barclay, Curle & Co and other shipbuilders on
Shipbuilders of north-west England       34    the Clyde                                     138
Mersey shipbuilders and the Aphrodita    36    Shipbuilders at Aberdeen                      148
James Hodgson of Liverpool               39    William and John Pile in north-east England   156
Shipbuilders of southern England         39    Other shipbuilders in Great Britain           157
Donald McKay of Boston and William Webb        Shipbuilding in America                       172
of New York                              42    Dismasting of large iron sailing ships        176
Shipbuilders of Saint John, New          47
 Brunswick                                     CHAPTER 6: SMALL SQUARE RIGGERS AND
CHAPTER 3: BLACKWALL PASSENGER                 FORE-AND-AFT 1865-1875
FRIGATES                                       Introduction                                  190
Ship design in the 1850s                 52    Some brigs compared                           190
James Laing and the Dunbar               55    Brigantines                                   196
Alexander Stephen's frigates             59    Small barques and the Belle of Lagos          202
End of the frigates                      65    William H Nevill of Llanelly                  206
                                               Schooners                                     209
CHAPTER 4: SMALL SQUARE RIGGERS AND            Three-masted schooner Metero                  216
FORE-AND-AFT 1850-1865                         J & W A Upham of Brixham                      217
Introduction                             72    Barquentines                                  221
Brigs and brigantines                    73    Jackass barques listed                        227
J & J Hair of Newcastle                  79    Ketches, sloops and barges                    229
John Gray of Newhaven                    80
Alexander Stephen's iron and composite
brigs and schooners                      82    APPENDICES                                    236
Small barques                            84    REFERENCES                                    247
Design of schooners                      87    SOURCES                                       251
Matthew Simpson's schooners and the            INDEX                                         252
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